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PMO Leader Training Course2024-06-24T00:08:44+01:00

PMO Leader Training Course

Authored by Wellingtone.
The ultimate PMO leader course Accredited by the APM.

APM Training Provider Accreditation

The 3-day in-person Wellingtone PMO Leader training course is exclusively for those who have already completed the Wellingtone PMO Practitioner training course.  This truly ground-breaking and innovative course is designed for those pioneering the PMO in their organisations, who want to venture into new and uncharted territory dealing with the most challenging aspects of leading a PMO.

This course pushes the boundaries of PMO learning as it is the first of its kind with Project Based Learning at its core to encourage critical thinking and reflective practice over an extended period, supported by our most senior PMO consultants through regular mentoring sessions over a 2-month period.

It’s aimed at experienced and passionate PMO practitioners who want to be at the forefront of PMO theory and practice and make their PMOs critical to business. It focuses on the dark arts of PMOs, such as benefits realisation, resource and knowledge management, and it will expose delegates to the latest thinking and trends shaping the future PMO. Designed with impact at its heart to ensure that your PMO and organisation get a solid return on investment through beneficial change.

Training Course Aligns With APM and PMI

Transform your PMO

Work directly with your peers and our most senior PMO consultants to transform your PMO through this 3-day in-person course and subsequent 2-month mentoring period.

Globally Recognised Course

Authored by Wellingtone and Accredited by the APM, the syllabus also aligns with the PMI, enabling delegates to collect PMI PDU points.

Learning through Mentoring

2-month Project-based Learning period includes regular mentoring sessions with internationally recognised leading PMO practitioners; Emma Arnaz Pemberton & Marisa Silva.

PMO Leader Course Details & Agenda

This 3-day in-person course is only available to those that have already completed the Wellingtone PMO Practitioner training course.

The course is followed by 2-months of mentoring. Delegates will undertake a PMO development project of their choice within their day-to-day work & present back their approach, progress, journey, and learnings to their course peer group.

Successful candidates are awarded their Wellingtone Accredible certificate recognising their achievements.

  • The state of the PMO

  • Resource management

  • Benefits realisation management

  • Knowledge management best practices

  • Portfolio selection and prioritisation

  • Building the PMO culture

  • Leading the PMO
  • The future of PMO

  • PMO consultation

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the mentoring sessions mandatory?2019-11-28T17:24:18+00:00

No, but they are highly recommended, since they will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, receive advisory, and ensure that you are progressing as per plan.

Are there any pre-requisites to attend?2020-07-24T13:04:01+01:00

We believe that it is important that we share the same understanding of PMOs, and therefore successful participation in the PMO Practitioner course is a pre-requisite for the PMO Leader course. However, the two courses can be booked together at a discounted rate through our PMO Academy to accelerate your PMO learning journey.

The PMO Practitioner provides a number of concepts that need to be understood before our delegates can undertake the PMO Leader course. This avoids having to go over the same topics for those that have attended the PMO-P course, and allows us to use the whole time to focus on the topics pertinent to PMO Leaders.

Can I claim this as Continuous Development Hours for APM, IPMA or PMI?2024-05-15T20:45:27+01:00
  • This is a PMI registered course so a PDU will be provided upon completion. The code will automatically input the hours studied across the Talent Triangle.
  • The APM will also accept this course as their CPD programme requires more than 35 hours every 12 months. As long as it is related to the project profession and in line with your role, you can use the opportunity to reflect on what you learned when submitting your CPD statement.
  • IPMA will accept this course as CDP. Up to 12 hours can be added to their recently launched CPD portal in your Profile section.
Does the course accommodate different learning styles?2019-11-28T17:27:32+00:00

The course will involve some lecturing, but we will also have individual and teamwork exercises, there will be a case study that will accompany us throughout the course content, and fun and interactive games.

How much does it cost?2022-11-08T11:10:22+00:00

Public courses are costed at £1,995 and include training materials, lunch, refreshments throughout the day, as well as 60-days mentoring. In-house courses are available too.

How will I be assessed?2022-11-08T11:09:46+00:00

You will be assessed based on the impact you have delivered to your PMO and organisation as a result of the PMO Leader course. This approach addresses one of the key shortcomings of traditional training and is based in the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation:

Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation

In practical terms, this means no written, multiple-choice assessments or interviews but instead a critical review by your PMO Leader classmates on how you have implemented a certain approach/tool in responding to a specific PMO challenge. Your PMO challenge is explained at the beginning of the PMO course, a proposed plan is drafted and presented on the last day of the course, and after 60 days you will come back to present the results of your intervention to the class.

Is this course a PMI or APM Qualification?2024-05-14T11:17:53+01:00

This course is Accredited by the APM. It has been independently reviewed and assessed for completeness, relevancy, and alignment to the latest Body of Knowledge, so it is classed as an APM certificate.

From a PMI perspective, it is registered with PMI and has been reviewed and accepted by PMI as representative of the industry’s needs, hence being awarded official PDU points.

It is important to note that although these are certificates with each of these associations (and, in some cases, IPMA), they are not the same as PMP or the PMQ.

Is this course a PMI or APM Qualification?2024-05-15T20:48:17+01:00

This course is Accredited by the APM. This means that it has been independently reviewed and assessed for completeness, relevancy, and alignment to the latest Body of Knowledge, so it is classed as an APM certificate.

From a PMI perspective, it is registered with PMI and has been reviewed and accepted by PMI as representative of the industry’s needs, hence being awarded official PDU points.

It is important to note that although these are certificates with each of these associations (and in some cases IPMA as well), they are not the same as PMP or the PMQ.

What if I can’t attend the Public course I booked?2023-10-18T12:51:47+01:00

You can cancel anytime up to 28 days before the course and request a full refund. More than 14 days before your course date you can postpone to a future date without charge. Sorry, but no-shows or cancellations within 14 days are not entitled to a refund as it’s too late for us to fill your space.

What is Project Based Learning?2019-11-28T17:26:54+00:00

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which delegates “gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.” (PBLWorks)

It demands commitment and you will need to use critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication to create high-quality work that will be used by your PMO and in your organisation.

What is the duration?2022-11-08T11:08:40+00:00

The course requires commitment. Although you will only need to be away from work for 3 days, the overall duration of the course includes a 60-days period of mentoring, followed by an on-site day in classroom (where appropriate), where you will present the results of your work to the class.

Who is the course aimed at?2019-11-13T14:15:10+00:00

Aimed at experienced and passionate PMO practitioners who want to be at the forefront of PMO theory and practice and make their PMOs critical to business. Typically, these would be individuals who have been working in a PMO management position for at least 5 years.

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